The Lagos State Ministry of Health has disclosed its plans to resume second dose administration of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine by Monday, 30 August, 2021, across 88 vaccination sites used during the first phase of vaccination in the state.
In a statement signed by Tunbosun Ogunbanwo
director, Public Affairs on behalf of the Commissioner for Health, he emphasised that the administration of second doses of the AstraZeneca COVID vaccine is for persons who have received the first dose of the vaccine during the first phase of the vaccination excercise in the state.
He said the vaccination exercise will last for 20 days; between Monday 30 August and Friday 24 September, 2021.
While noting that all persons who have taken their first dose of AstraZeneca vaccines and are due for their second dose of the same AstraZeneca, he cautioned against mixing of one brand of vaccine with another brand in this exercise, saying is not allowed.
“It is important to note that mixing one brand of vaccine with another brand in this exercise is not allowed.Those who have received AstraZeneca as first dose should receive AstraZeneca as second dose, while those who have received Moderna as first dose will receive Moderna as second dose when due.
“The Lagos State Government is working with the National Primary Health Care Development Agency, NPHCDA, to ensure that there is no confusion on which vaccines will be given to whom”, he stated.
To get the second dose, he explained that eligible persons are only required to come to the vaccination sites with their vaccination cards as scheduled between the hours of 9.00am and 3.00pm, week days only. There is no need for E-registration for this category of people
Concerning those who have not received any vaccine at all, he mentioned the availability of the first dose of Moderna vaccine at 183 vaccination sites across Lagos State.
Ogunbanwo urged them to pre-register on the website of National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) in order to schedule an appointment for the Moderna vaccine.
He said : “We would like to remind the public particularly persons 18 years and above, who have not received any COVID vaccine, that the administration of the first dose of Moderna vaccine is still on at 183 vaccination sites across Lagos State.
“Citizens who have not received any vaccine are therefore encouraged to pre-register and schedule an appointment for the Moderna vaccine on the E-registration portal of the NPHCDA: https://nphcda.vaccination.gov.ng/”